CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE
December to March
This is probably the best time to visit although it can be very hot as temperatures often exceed 40 degrees celsius.
Most animals give birth over this time and so lots of youngsters are around. Migrant birds are plentiful and those migrant breeders would be nesting. The rains transform the desert in to lush grass, shallow pans and incredible clouds and skylines. This is the desert at its most beautiful, with sightings of herds of springbok and gemsbok feeding on the plains.
April to July
The young start to look after themselves and become more independent of their parents, migrant birds have started heading north. Grass will still be green although most of it would have seeded and fallen. It is still very beautiful but perhaps the colours are not as vibrant as that of the new grass. There is little chance of rain and temperatures are on the cool side, with morning frosts in the latter part especially at night and early mornings.
August to November
It is very dry and can be pretty windy and dusty. The landscape is looking arid and parched.
This is perhaps not the most beautiful time of year but game is easy to see and waterholes are literally pumping with animals waiting to drink.
Night stars are incredible and there is no better place to lie on ones back and see stars from one horizon to the next.